Last weekend I got to frost 10 dozen cupcakes for a church party. It was a lot of fun to do it & they turned out really cute. Lots of people asked me for the frosting recipe I used. I took some of the Wilton cake decorating classes last year & this is their recipe, slightly modified to my own personal tastes, of course.
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. butter
2 Tbsp milk or water
1 lb powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
1 Tbsp Meringue powder**
1/2 tsp vanilla extract*
1/2 tsp almond extract
Mix all together until smooth.
**The meringue powder can be found in the cake decorating section of Wal-mart, or any craft store that sells cake stuff (Robert's Michael's, etc.).
**I use the clear extracts which are also found in any cake decorating section. This makes it so your frosting doesn't turn that funny yellowish-brown color & you can have white frosting.